With time-lapse photography, a lump of clay’s transformation is recorded as it is brought to life and given form through the tender hands of Ranch Artist Jose Ignacio Castañeda.
I can still hear the joy in Ignacio’s voice as he talked to me about the abstract and familiar shapes that are easy to visualize and make. Those fun shapes will eventually be morphed into a bust. “First you make the carrots, then the olives and sweet potatoes. Then you form carrots into legs, potatoes for the torso. Dates for the neck and stomach and cherry tomatoes for everything else.” And in a flash, he gives life to a lump of clay.
You can read more about Ignacio and see his class schedule here.